Stanford campus will host 10th annual Mood Disorders Education Day on June 28

People who suffer from mood disorders, along with their families, caregivers, friends and interested community members, are invited to a free event June 28 on the Stanford campus.

On June 28, Stanford Medicine will host the 10th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day for patients and their families, caregivers, friends and all community members interested in mood disorders.

More than 20 percent of Americans suffer from mood disorders (depressive disorders and bipolar disorders), which cause unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function. At this event, the community will hear from some of the top researchers in the field.

This free event will take place at the William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, located at 370 Serra Mall on the university campus.

“We believe the community would benefit greatly from hearing about the recent major contributions to the field of mood disorders,” said Manpreet Singh, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Stanford Pediatric Mood Disorders Program.

The program will include discussions of recent treatment advances; the neuroscience of mood disorders in adults, children and adolescents; the influences of genetics and environment; and the role of stress and anxiety in mood disorders. As in previous years, the afternoon will include breakout groups to discuss areas of particular interest such as community engagement and pediatric mood disorders.

Among the presenters are Terence Ketter, MD, professor and chief of the Stanford Bipolar Disorders Clinic; Kiki Chang, MD, professor and director of the Stanford Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Research Program; Leanne Williams, PhD, professor and director of PTSD education at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System; and Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

The program runs from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. The event includes a continental breakfast and lunchtime snack. Pre-registration is free, but is required to attend the event. For registration and more information, please visit www.bipolar.org.

 



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